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Super sub May Luna always ready to step up to the plate for La Salle

first_imgView comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award De La Salle reserve May Luna doesn’t get the same recognition like her more famous teammates, but she doesn’t shy away from the limelight when head coach Ramil De Jesus comes calling.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES The third year outside hitter rose to the occasion for the Lady Spikers as she produced her best game of the second round as La Salle locked up the no. 1 seed of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament at the expense of Adamson University, 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18.Luna had nine points, her best offensive output since her 12-point game against National University in the first round, as she became a spark of De Jesus’ bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: La Salle ousts Adamson to lock up twice-to-beat; NU advances“I just kept on thinking that I will fight the moment coach Ramil puts me in,” said Luna in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I never thought that I’m just a reserve, I’m thinking that I’m the chosen one,” joked Luna as teammate Kianna Dy also let out a laugh.Dy, who had 17 points against the Lady Falcons, knew that it was just a matter of time before Luna got her moment under the sun.“May is a really hard worker, you can see her on training that she’s very aggressive and you saw that in the game earlier,” said Dy in Filipino. “She’s always ready once she gets inside the floor. She’s eager to kill the ball, she’s a really good player so you guys better watch out.”Luna got her highlight play in the fourth set when she powered home a back row kill that gave the Lady Spikers a 21-17 lead.“If I’m given a chance, I will make sure to grab it,” said Luna.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC It’s the last day of the NBA regular season, with much to decide Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

Miller owes Wakenaam rice farmers for paddy

first_img…non-payment causing default on GRDB fertiliser loanA group of frustrated farmers who reside on Wakenaam Island in the Essequibo River on Monday said they are desperately trying to repay loans taken to procure fertilisers, fuel and equipment after waiting for almost three months to begin receiving payment for paddy sold to Essequibo-based miller Wazeer Hussein.Rice cultivationGuyana Times was informed by the frustrated farmers that Wazir Hussein has not paid them for paddy he had purchased since March, although he has already converted same into rice.Speaking on condition of anonymity, the farmers disclosed that having to go for months without payment has put them under grave financial strain, and they are now beginning to default on loan repayments, which is affecting their livelihood and sustenance.“This is de end of May and we can’t do rice. Me personally don’t have money to buy fuel. I owe de fuel station, and de man said he can’t give credit,” one farmer disclosed to this newspaper.Another indicated that farmers also owe the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) for fertiliser taken on credit. In that arrangement, announced last June, the farmers are to repay the Agriculture Ministry’s sub-agency at the end of the crop.The system was designed to assist members of rice farming communities who had encountered financial difficulties. The farmers have long decried the reduced payments they were receiving for their paddy as affecting their ability to acquire the necessary equipment and chemicals needed to produce the crop.Guyana Times understands that GRDB officials have, within recent weeks, visited farmers and the default of loan repayments was discussed. It was pointed out to this publication that farmers explained the reasons why they could not make their payments to GRDB, which reportedly gave assurances to look into the matter. It is understood that rice farmers were given more time to pay for the fertiliser they acquired.This newspaper was told that farmers are contending that depleted finances are affecting them from sowing the next crop on schedule, with one farmer observing that the current rainfall is ideal for rice planting on Wakenaam.“Time ah go; we surrounded by salt water on this island. The day the rain cut off two weeks, the salt water [would] rush in,” the resident and farmer stressed.Farmers have also claimed they have been making several attempts to contact the miller, who is reportedly avoiding their calls. Guyana Times has learnt on Monday that a ship supposedly bound for Mexico is expected to dock at a local port sometime this week. The farmers remain hopeful that they can receive their funds after an extended wait.Withholding payments to farmers is in contravention of the Rice Factories (Amendment) Act of 2009, which stipulates that farmers need wait no longer than the mandatory 42 days before being paid for their paddy. According to the Act, the manufacturer (miller) is required to pay the paddy producer (farmer) half the amount due that farmer within two weeks of receiving that farmer’s paddy, and the remainder of the liability must be liquidated within 42 days of the parties signing the agreement of sale for the paddy.Before the cancellation of PetroCaribe (rice-for-oil) deal by Venezuela in 2015, farmers were obtaining premium rates for their paddy crops. Under that arrangement, farmers accrued some $9,000 per bag of paddy, but this was reduced to between $1800 and $3,000, depending on location. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

CF-18’s Arrive at the 2009 Fort St. John Air Show

first_imgPhoto:  Two of the three CF-18’s arrive at the Fort St. John Airport – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caWith the air show starting in just hours, three CF-18’s have arrived in Fort St. John.- Advertisement -Two CF-18’s will be in the ground display area for the public to get up close and personal with the planes.  The other painted to match the F-86 Sabre will perform during the show.  The 2009 Fort St. John International Air Show is this Sunday at the North Peace Airport – for more information check out the Air Show website at www.fsjairshow.comTickets are available at Petron Communications, Quality Inn Northern Grand, Visitor Centre and online at  Tickets will be available on the day off the show at the North Peace Arena where you can take the Free Shuttle to the show starting at 11am, the Visitor Centre and on site at the Airport.  The show starts at 1:30pm, with the gates opening at 11am.last_img read more

Berbice crab catchers reportedly missing in Suriname

first_img– boat with over 4000 crabs, clothes & other items foundThe hunt is on for four young Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) men reportedly missing in neighbouring Suriname after leaving home more than a week ago on a crab-catching expedition.The missing men have been identified as: Yogeshwar Mangal, also called “Bouyo”, of Number Two Village, East Canje; Nelson Dejonge, 22, of Fort Ordinance Housing Scheme; Ramdat Goonraj, 23, also called “Azad”, of Rose Hall Town, and Anand Deoharry of Cumberland, East Canje.Guyana Times understands that the men’s boat with their belongings was found washed up on a remote beach in Nickerie, Suriname on Saturday.The men reportedly left home on December 1, 2019 for Nickerie and were expected back the following day.After not hearing from the crab catchers for more than one week, family members formed a search party and went to the Dutch-speaking country in search of the missing men.This newspaper was told that a five-member search party went across the Corentyne River in a small boat and was able to locate the crab catchers’ boat that was found abandoned along with the engine, gasoline, and the catch of thousands of crabs.According to Milton Persaud, a relative of one of the missing men, at the time of the discovery of the boat, it was stuck on the bank of a river. Persaud could not name the river, but said from all indications, the missing men had removed their clothes and might have left on foot to get help.“When we see the boat, we feel nice that we find them and we say that we gon anchor the boat and bring them over and then go back for the crab; but when we reach the boat – nobody inside,” he explained.Initial investigations seem to suggest that the boat might have got grounded on the river bank as a result of the tide, so the crab catchers probably abandoned it and went inland.This publication was told, however, that it could take the men days before they find any residential area.“We don’t know how near people living, but we just suggesting that it might take them two days to meet people and that is if they don’t get lost … If they had walked on the beach, we would have seen them,” Persaud related.Relatives believe that the young men only left to get help on Saturday.According to Persaud, this is based on the fact that many dead crabs were seen around the boat.“It look like they throw out all the dead crab Saturday and leave the rest there in the boat and then go away,” he said.Persaud disclosed that the search party examined the area extensively, but found nothing other than evidence the four crab catchers and their “good clothes” were missing.Meanwhile, the matter has been reported to the Police at Springlands.However, Persaud has expressed concern that the Police seemed to be more interested in getting the height of the missing men rather than getting assistance to go in search of the crab catchers, who are out in the elements and at risk of becoming dehydrated.last_img read more

Premier League trio target Manchester City striker

first_imgFree agent John Guidetti is wanted by several Premier League clubs.The Manchester City forward’s contract is due to expire at the end of June and the 23-year-old will not be extending his stay at Celtic following a season-long loan with the Scottish champions.Everton and newly-promoted clubs Watford and Norwich City have all been linked with the Sweden international, who hit 15 goals in 35 appearances for the Bhoys last term before being reportedly frozen out by Ronny Deila after confirming he did not want to clinch a permanent deal at the club.Guidetti joined City’s youth ranks in 2008 but only made one first-team appearance, featuring in a League Cup tie back in September 2010. The powerful forward has also completed spells at Burnley, Feyenoord and Stoke City.Sources close to the Swede have revealed he wants to return to the Premier League. John Guidetti 1last_img read more

Man suspected of running over LAPD officer surrenders

first_imgWHITTIER – A man suspected of running over a Los Angeles police officer during a narcotics investigation turned himself in Tuesday night. Authorities say Joe Ortiz Jr. walked into a Whittier police station, hours after officials said he deliberately struck an undercover officer who was trying to arrest him, and then fled in a white Mazda. An LAPD spokesman says Ortiz surrendered around 8 p.m. He will be taken to a Los Angeles jail and be booked for investigation of attempted murder on a police officer. The officer, who suffered two broken legs, facial and head injuries, is recovering at a hospital. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Inter Milan to relaunch pursuit of Chelsea and Liverpool target Joao Mario

first_imgInter Milan are set to rev up their pursuit of Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool target Joao Mario, according to reports in Italy.The San Siro club had been one of the frontrunners in the race to land the dynamic Sporting Lisbon midfielder, who starred for Euro 2016 winners Portugal this summer.However, reports in Italy have suggested that axed Inter boss Roberto Mancini had been concentrating on other targets, which had resulted in them falling behind the likes of Chelsea and PSG, despite already making one bid.But now Frank de Boer is in charge, Inter are ready to go back for Mario, having had an offer worth around £30million rebuffed by Sporting last month.The 23-year-old midfielder was high on the agenda when De Boer met with the club’s sporting director Piero Ausilio and, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the new manager has decided the squad needs a midfielder of Mario’s stature.And now Inter are lining up an offer they hope will be enough to tempt Sporting to finally sell.However, the Italian giants could face fierce competition as French moneybags PSG remain interested in the young midfielder, while Liverpool have also been linked with a late bid. Joao Mario was one of Portugal’s most impressive players at Euro 2016 1last_img read more

My Donegal – with photographer and businessman Adam Rory Porter

first_imgAdam Rory Porter is well-known across Inishowen and Donegal for a variety of reasons. He is probably best-known as a local landscape photographer (check out his pictures of the Northern Lights) and businessman. This is Adam’s My Donegal.Where is your favourite place in Donegal and why?That is an impossible question to answer as we have so many amazing places in Donegal.But some of my favourites include Fort Dunree, Grianan of Aileach, Stragill,, Aranmore, Tory, Urris, Glencolmcille, the Isle of Doagh, Glenveagh, the Wee House of Malin, Swan Park, the amazing galleries, studios and museums we have and so many more. The list really could go on and on! Where in Donegal do you call home?The beautiful town of Buncrana in Inishowen.Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?I have to say again there are so many. But my wife Angela MacLochlainn is a constant source of inspiration, guidance and support. She’s the Queen of our household and keeps our three princesses and I motivated and cared for. Also, my dad, brother, sister, cousins and our extended families are always there for each other and to help one another. I’m so lucky to be part of such a close family. What do you think is Donegal’s best tourist attraction?Another impossible question but my favourite must be Grianan of Aileach.Do you prefer Donegal summers or Donegal winters?I love them both, and springs, but Donegal autumns are my absolute favourites.What would you do on your ideal day out in Donegal? Set off early with a big picnic packed, a leisurely drive to that days’ destination of choice. Often we have Granny and Granda MacLochlainn in the back of the 7-Seater and we’re seeking a site of historical or archaeological significance to visit as we love our Donegal heritage. After our day spent exploring we’ll often stop for fish and chips in a town on the way back. When we get home, we often review our photos and videos of the day all gathered around the big TV.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Football Special is a classic obviously but in every café and restaurant and shop, you find beautifully created locally sourced Donegal-made dishes. The Artists and Crafters of Donegal create the most stunning products also.Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? Again we have so many! But a few of note would be historically Saint Colmcille and recently Brian McDermott for his winning the world’s best cookery book.Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Again with so many great business people in mind, I’d have to give Donagh Kelly of KN Networks and Pat Doherty of Harcourt, Artist Sharon McDaid from the Silver Birch Gallery in Carndonagh and Una Tynan of Blank Canvas Cosmetics. Proud Donegal people striving in business locally and internationally.Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?So many again! Honourable mentions will have to be Packie Bonner, Ray Houghton (we’re claiming him!) Nora Stapleton, Irish Rugby legend and of course Michael Murphy who is and will be one of Donegal’s greatest sportspersons.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Yous really aren’t making this easy 😉 My home town of Buncrana has so many fabulous restaurants from The Red Door, the Firebox Grill, The Harbour Inn, The Inishowen Gateway, Drift Inn, The Lake of Shadows, Sherpa, Primavera, and the Ubiquitous restaurant. Always fabulous food in them all. Further afield we’ve had fabulous meals in The Seaview Tavern in Malin, the Butterbean in Carndonagh, The Boathouse in Redcastle, the Redcastle Hotel, all the hotels in Ballyliffin and Nancy’s Barn, The Point Inn, the Town Clock in Moville and The Cosy Cottage.Away from Inishowen The olde Glen bar in Glen, in Downings, The Singing Pub and The Beach Hotel. The Kitchen in Letterkenny, The Lobsterpot in Burtonport, Kitty Kellys in Kill, An Club on Tory Island and many more!If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?The return of the railways.What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?Dún na nGall Abú!What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Keeping our environment as beautiful and clean as it deserves to be.What is your favourite Donegal food?Angela my wife grows the most beautiful spuds in the back garden 😊Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?We’re often a self-deprecating bunch of people and we shouldn’t be because we have so much to be proud of.Do you have a favourite local band?Too many to choose from again! Don’t Fear the Natives, 2 shíte dj’s, the Pox men, Rory Gallagher to name a few.If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?I would put the money towards the preservation of our archaeological sites as the amount of devastation in the last 100 years is eroding many of these away.Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Couldn’t choose between the two legends.Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?Its people are the most friendly and welcoming in the world and our love of the Irish language here.My Donegal – with photographer and businessman Adam Rory Porter was last modified: August 1st, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:adam rory porterbuncranaMY DONEGALlast_img read more

The ‘Scouse Torres’ aiming to heap further misery on Man United

first_img MONEY ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade silverware RANKED impact REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Manchester United v Derby County is live on talkSPORT at 20:00 (UK time) on Tuesday 25 September here.Harry Wilson is gunning for Man United and for the Liverpool fan, winning at Old Trafford would be right up there.On loan at Derby from Anfield, the highly-rated midfielder scored his first goal for the club in the 3-1 win against Brentford and now attention has shifted to his parent club’s north west rivals.“Every Liverpool fan, every Liverpool player wants to go to Old Trafford and win every time we go there,” he said.“But we know they’re a good team so we’ll have to be on the top of our game.” Signed from Atletico Madrid for £20m in 2007, Torres went on to score 81 times in 142 games for the club and won the European Championship and World Cup with Spain in that time before leaving for Chelsea in 2011. At Stamford Bridge he won the FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League.Manchester United v Derby County is live on talkSPORT at 20:00 on Tuesday 25 September here. Most popular football news Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury On the left, a picture of Fernando Torres.And on the right, we have Harry Wilson.That is all. 😬— Fields Of Anfield Road (@FOARsite) July 9, 2018“To be fair I’ve had that quite a lot on social media,” the 21-year-old said.“I don’t see it personally but I think a lot of fans do.“I’d be delighted if I could achieve half of what he’s done, with his goal-scoring record and the trophies he’s won as well.” 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Torres scored 81 goals for Liverpool in 142 games What a win today!! Great performance from the team🐏 also happy to get off the mark⚽️🙌🏼 @dcfcofficial thanks to the fans for the support👏🏼👏🏼— harry wilson (@harrywilson_) September 22, 2018Wilson signed a new long term contract with Liverpool in the summer before going on loan to further his development and, after putting pen to paper, Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp said: “Harry’s development in the last few years is really exceptional so of course we had to keep the boy!“Now we see what we do with that, but it’s really good that his long-term future is, for sure, at Liverpool.“He’s a finisher, which is the most difficult thing to learn, he has the nose for a goal if you want.”On the subject of finishers, Wilson was recently asked about being known as the ‘Scouse Torres’ in reference to his resemblance to the former Liverpool striker, Fernando. REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more


first_imgThe Can’t Pay Won’t Pay group have hailed the grant relief for those who have to upgrade their septic tanks as a “huge victory for the ordinary homeowners of rural Ireland.”But the group have vowed that the fight will continue to ensure fairness for rural homeowners.Spokesperson Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said “There is one reason and one reason only why the government have announced that grants of up to €4,000 will be made available for remedial works and that is the success of the non-registration campaign. “Rural Ireland has been in revolt on this issue and homeowners have made it very clear they were not prepared to sign up to underwrite costs of thousands of euro for decades of official neglect and mismanagement. The strength of the boycott on septic tank registration and indeed on Household Charge registration have forced the government to make this concession. All along the government has been insistent that homeowners must pay the full costs.”The group says the groundwater pollution is a serious issue which needs to be addressed, but they always argued that it was unfair to expect the individual homeowner to be burdened with the costs of fixing any problems, bearing in mind that the septic tank would have been installed in full compliance with the regulations at the time.“It was only in 2009 when the government was dragged before the European Courts that the public were aware that successive governments had ignored the 1974 directive. That was never the fault of the individual homeowner and it is right that the state accepts liability.”“Our concern is that the measure does not go far enough and only covers up to 80% of the cost to a maximum of €4000. This could still leave many with a large bill. Also eligibility will be means-tested. Another factor is that this is merely an announcement. We want to see legislation in place well before the deadline for septic tank registration at the end of February, so that it does not become yet another broken promise from this government.” The CPWP says they will continue to urge septic tank owners to continue the boycott until the issue is clearer.“In January our campaign will organise a series of meetings to ask septic tank owners their opinions. One thing is certain – the boycott works. Those who argued that a boycott could not work have been proven wrong. First we have seen the Household Charge binned a year earlier than planned. Then we see the Property Tax delayed for six months. And now we see the government offer a huge concession on septic tank costs.”SEPTIC TANK GRANTS ARE A VICTORY CLAIM BOYCOTT GROUP was last modified: December 18th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:boycottCan’t Pay Won’t PaySeptic tanklast_img read more